Terms and Conditions for Academic Institutions

The information on this subpage is directed to academic institutions. For their participation in the ABC, these Terms and Conditions are binding and a part of beemo's offer.

Declaration of Participation by Academic Institutions

Universities declare their participation in the ABC by informally confirming beemo's offer.

Active period

The ABC takes place from April 1 to November 30 annually. Each academic institution decides in which month (April to November) it participates from day 1 to day 30 of the respective month.

Input Required from Academic Institutions

Participating universities and colleges are asked to provide specified input for the ABC within 3 weeks after declaring participation. beemo will display this input (e.g. the university’s logo and some characteristic figures) in the Naviki app and on the ABC website. The required input is specified here ...

Costs

Participation in the ABC is free of charge for employees and students.
Participating universities are to pay the agreed amount specified in beemo's offer within two weeks after receiving beemo's invoice.

Communication and Prizes for Participants

Good communication is crucial for lively participation and positive effects of the ABC. The universities communicate the ABC to employees and students. For this purpose, beemo provides selected text modules and advice. Universities may provide prizes for participants that correspond to the placements within the university-wide rankings (see below).

Technical platform

The ABC is technically realised on the basis of the platform for bicycle mobility Naviki. With the help of the Naviki app, it is possible for ABC participants to record trips made by bicycle, see rankings, create teams and organise their participation. All functions of the app required for participation are free of charge.

Universities, Faculties and User-Generated Teams

There is no limit regarding the number of participants from a university. Participating universities will be represented in the Naviki app and on the ABC website www.go-abc.org. Employees and students will have to select their university when they join the ABC. Cycled trips of each participant will then count for the selected university. Furthermore, when joining the ABC, each participant has to select an academic discipline he or she belongs to. Trips cycled by the participant will then also count for the selected discipline. The app provides a set of academic disciplines that is feasible for participants from all universities. Moreover, participants can create user-generated teams. The minimum number of participants for a user-generated team is 5. The maximum number of participants per user-generated team is 10. Each participant can create or join a user-generated team.

Leaderboards

The following leaderboards are available.

The universities worldwide relative leaderboard is based on the sum of miles/kilometres cycled by each university. In this leaderboard the result for each university is based on the ratio between the amount of cycled miles/kilometres and the number of staff and students (distance / 1000 persons), so that universities of different size are comparable.

The universities worldwide leaderboard is based on the sum of miles/kilometres cycled by each university. The absolute number of cycled miles/kilometres counts.

The disciplines university-wide leaderboard is based on the sum of miles/kilometres cycled by each academic discipline within a university. The absolute number of the cycled distance counts. A discipline will appear in this leaderboard as soon as a minimum of 10 participants has selected the respective discipline.

The disciplines worldwide leaderboard is based on the sum of miles/kilometres cycled by each academic discipline at world-wide level.

The teams university-wide leaderboard is based on the sum of miles/kilometres cycled by each team within a university. The average number of miles/kilometres per team member counts.

The teams world-wide leaderboard is based on the sum of miles/kilometres cycled by each team at world-wide level. The average number of miles/kilometres per team member counts.

The individuals university-wide leaderboard is based on the individual miles/kilometres cycled by each participant within a university.

The individuals world-wide leaderboard is based on the individual miles/kilometres cycled by each participant at world-wide level.

Leaderboard data are updated every 5 minutes. In order to approve bicycle trips only, an automatic filter excludes trips exceeding predefined limits on maximum and average speed as well as on trip length. For each leaderboard category mentioned above the leaderboard data are available within the Naviki app and on the ABC website (www.go-abc.org). In the Naviki app participants are able to view the university-wide leaderboards of their respective university only. On the ABC website the university-wide leaderboards for all universities and the world-wide leaderboards are visible.

Validation of Recorded Trips

Participants can record trips for their university wherever they cycle. In order to make sure that only trips by bicycle count, filters on the average speed, the maximum speed and the total length of recorded trips apply (see ABC rules for participants). Recorded trips exceeding one of these limits are not included in the results; in this case, participants can view a corresponding explanation in the Naviki app. In case a participant joins the ABC after its start, all trips tracked before joining (but after the start of the ABC) will count if they pass the above mentioned filters.

Heatmaps

A heatmap will be available via the Naviki app and on the ABC website. The heatmap shows all recorded trips of all ABC participants and highlights highly frequented routes. For privacy reasons the heatmap will be created excluding the first and the last 400 metres of each trip. The heatmap will also display all participating universities, their locations and their current rank within the relative university leaderboard.

Features Within the App

Among a number of functions for bicycle mobility, the Naviki app offers recording cycled trips. No internet access is needed to record; access to the GPS signal received by the respective smartphone is required. Participants can use the app to participate in the ABC, choose their university and academic discipline, create their own team or join a user-generated team, see a list of recorded trips and access the different rankings (see above). All app functions required to participate in the ABC are free of charge. The app is available in the following languages: English, Italian, French, German, Lithuanian, Swedish, Spanish, Hungarian, Polish, Dutch, Danish, Czech, Turkish.

Privacy

By joining the ABC, participants accept the Naviki Terms of Use. These are in line with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Participants do not have to indicate their real names. The specification of a (optionally fictitious) user name is required. Participants will not be able to see individual trips of other participants that have been declared as "private". The Naviki Privacy Policy applies to the use of the Naviki app. The operator of Naviki is beemo GmbH, a spin-off enterprise of Münster University of Applied Sciences, Germany.